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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Solstice Kölsch Style Ale is named for the lighter-style ales originating in the city of Cologne, Germany, whose history of brewing dates back to 874. Cologne’s beers differed from neighboring German beers in that they were top fermenting beers, versus bottom fermenting. A modern Kölsch was as defined in 1986 by the Kölsch Konvention as being pale, hop-accented, top fermented, and filtered. Solstice defines the style! Uinta chose the name Solstice to acknowledge the sunny disposition of the beer and to celebrate the changing of the seasons.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2005
Hazy straw colour. Strawlike aroma with slightly earthy hop notes. Light noble hop character. Moderate bitterness. Slightly husky malts. Somewhat wet finish, with light lingering dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2005
Spicy and Citrusy, there is a very interesting tasting Kolsh. This is a very good beer and I recommend it to everyone.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsvensson (10) - Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Just like advertised, reminds me of the original Kölsch from Cologne. Tastes pretty great actually

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2313) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Bottle Pours a clear bright light golden with a large white fizzy head. Aroma is a sweet light grain. Honey and german/belgian yeat notes. Flavor is consistant. A smooth light woody flavor. Soft and slifhtly sweet. Very drinkable. (Sorry Ontario...) Feel is a little chalky which surprised me for its crystal clear appearance. Plain and pleasant. Thanks Buck Dich for the bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Of what aroma there is, grassy and flowery hints come through; looks like bud light; sweet slightly tart flavor with some lightly spiced hopping, somewhat grainy and dry in the finish, thin and watery body without being very "drinkable".

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Thick foamy head. Pale golden in color and well hopped. Hop bitterness is high. Hop aroma and flavor very evident. Medium-bodied beer. I think they stopped making this brew. I haven’t seen it in quite some time, though I haven’t looked for it.
Earlier Rating: 1/19/2005 Total Score: 4.2
4.0% ABV. Beautiful pour. Golden with a thick head. Lacing the whole way down the glass as you drink. Noticeable hoppiness, but far from overwhelming, just right i’d say. Very crisp, & clean, finishes dry. Excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 4, 2005
12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy rich gold with a big diminishing head and nice lacing...nose grassy and bready with a touch of caramel...moderately sour-bitter body, dry herbal hoppy late qualities, quite dry with no sweetness but very quaffable, just a touch too thin but otherwise a very nice, and surprising, kolsch for my first Utah beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
I didn’t know until after I opened this that it was a Utah beer--my first. I thought it was Unita, New York--oops! Quite a surprise to find this for sale in Minnesota. And, you know, it wasn’t half bad. Moderately hazy yellow with a clinging white head. Dry, hoppy, grassy aroma. Lilting, frothy palate. Good hop edge with a slight bitter finish, turning metallic in the very late finish. All told, not a bad beer--a beer Utah can be proud of, even if most of Utah won’t touch the stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Cloudy golden in color with a small white head. Smells bready. Flavos is lighty, tangy, and lightly fruited with lemon. Kinda plain and ordinary.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Very light color. There is some fruit in the aroma and the taste. Some sweetness and mild hop bitterness. Smooth.


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